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Police investigate murder in Richlands


TAZEWELL COUNTY -- UPDATE:  Richlands Police Department and Virginia State Police are investigating a murder on Kents Ridge Road in Richlands at the Flanary Rental Storage.  

A Richlands dispatcher tells WVVA that the initial call came in around 4:45 p.m., but the female victim's body wasn't found until around 5:30 p.m.  

Richlands Police Chief Frank Dorton says the caller was someone coming into the storage facility and found the body.  He believes the victim was killed sometime in the afternoon.  

Dorton also says they have a person of interest being questioned.  

Investigators obtained a search warrant to enter the building and process the scene.  

Dorton says they are not sure how the victim died and are waiting to release her name until her family is notified.  He says he expects the crime scene lab to be at the scene until early Thursday morning.

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